Crystal bridal tiaras are the trademark of the fairy-tale princess. Every bride’s fantasy! They add a regal elegance to the bride’s overall look, enhancing her attraction and making her even more beautiful and irresistable to the groom.
For centuries, bridal tiaras have been worn by brides during their wedding ceremony. The choice in type and style of the tiara would vary depending on the theme of the wedding, and the style of the hair.
Tiaras and diadems date back to ancient times, here’s some history on their origins.
The term `tiara’ originates in ancient Persia, where only the king was allowed to tie his tiara up so that it stood erect. It was tall and conical in shape and richly ornamented with jewels. Later papal tiaras had a similar shape.
10 Tips To Choosing The Perfect Tiara For Your Head Shape/ Hairstyle
1. For short hair choose delicate and petite bridal tiaras that won’t require lots of pinning to hold it in place or a wear a headband style headpiece.
2. It’s a good idea to take along a fabric colour sample of your gown. Ivory, white and off-white can be look similar under some lights. To be sure, try to view the headpiece and bridal fabric under natural lighting.
3. If you have a pattern in your gown, look for a headpiece with similar detailing to compliment you gown. If your are unsure, just keep it classic and simple. You can’t go wrong.
4. If your bridal gown has pearls or crystals or both in the detailing of the fabric then select a tiara or headpiece to match the crystals and or both the beads.
5. A tiara with only clear crystals will match any gown. A pearl headpiece is best suited to ivory or off-white gowns, or gowns with pearls already sewn into them.
6. Silver and white are considered the classic combination, so if you are wearing a white gown, then select a tiara that is either silver-tone, rhinestone, or has white pearls
7. If your gown is off-white or ivory, choose a bridal headpiece either in gold-tone or with ivory pearls or beads.
8. If you combine white accessories with an ivory gown, it will look like a mis-match and your gown will appear off colour.
9. Bridal gowns lighter than off-white are called diamond white, wear either gold and silver toned accessories.
10. If you’re wearing a coloured bridal gown you can wear either gold or silver to accessorise. Here’s a tip; if your fabric colour is a warm tone, wear gold accessories and if it’s a cool tone then wear silver accessories.
If you have embellishments or trimmings on your gown, the colour of the crystals on your tiara can also match the colour of the accents in your gown.